A consumer checks out smartphones (Reuters)
A consumer checks out smartphones (Reuters)Reuters

After months of speculations, Apple finally pulled the wraps off the much anticipated iPhone 6 (4.7-inch), iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch) and Apple Watch in the USA.

With the launch of Apple iPhone 6 Plus, the American technology giant has officially forayed into phablet segment, which up until now was ruled by arch-rival Samsung and other Android smartphone OEM makers.

The new iPhone 6 Plus features precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display giving a true premium feeling to the device and also packs a lot of tricks up its sleeves to challenge the Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 and also the LG G3.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 might interest handset owners who are due to end contract with their respective network carriers and looking for big-screen smartphones.

To get a clear perspective between these three devices, we have done a quick rundown of the key features of the devices, check it out here:


Key Specifications of Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3:

Models Apple iPhone 6 Plus Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LG G3
Display 5.5- inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with Retina HD (aka full HD) with 1920x1080p resolutionPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch) 5.7-inch quad HD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED screenPixel Density: 515 ppi (pixels per inch) 5.5-inch Quad HD (aka 2K; 2560x1440p) IPS displayPixel density: 538 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS iOS v8.0 (wider availability of the new OS version to other Apple devices from 17 September) Android v4.4.4 KitKat with new TouchWiz UI Android v4.4.2 KitKat
Processor 20-nanometer class based second generation 64-bit A8 chipset which is 25-percent faster (50-percent faster graphics too) than the A7 in iPhone 5S. It is aptly supported by second generation, M8 motion co-processor 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor paired with or an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core+1.3GHz quad-core), depending upon the region. With 3GB RAM 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU with Adreno 330 GPUWith 3GB RAM
Storage capacity 16GB/64GB/128GB (no microSD card slot) 32GB, + 64GB via microSD Expected to ship with 16GB/32GB eMMC variants with options for expansion up to 128GB
Camera Main: New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels, f/2.2 aperture, True-Tone flash, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical Image StabilizationFront: 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera with f/2.2 aperture, auto-HDR,720p HD video recording Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with Auto-focus and smart OIS (Optimized Image Stabilization)Front: 3.7-megapixel camera with F1.0 aperture with Wide selfie feature ( similar to panorama feature) Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization Plus) and laser based auto-focus.Front: 2.1-megapixel front camera with enhanced selfie mode feature
Battery Talk time: up to 14 hours (3G)Standby mode: close to 10 days (250 hours) 3,220 mAh with super-fast charging capability which can power the phone to 50-percent in just 30 minutes 3,000 mAh (removable)Talk time: up to 21 hoursStandby mode: close to 553 hours
Network 3G & 4G-LTE (with new VoLTE technology for high quality voice-calling) 3G & 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps) depending on the markets 3G & 4G-LTE
Add-ons Finger-print sensor (much better Tough-ID security feature), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Wi-Fi calling (in select markets), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC(Apple Pay wireless payment system with Touch-ID) GPS/GLONASS Enhanced S-Pen features, Finger print sensor, Download booster, 4 micro-phones, Heart-rate monitor, UV sensor, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe ), USB 2.0, IR LED, MHL 3.0 USB v2.0, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), microSD card slot, Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock Code, Guest mode, Kill Switch, hairline metallic skin with finger-print smudge proof,
Dimensions 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight 172 g 176 g 149 g
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